One of the greatest fast bowlers of the modern era, Dale Steyn has retired from international Test cricket to focus on his limited-overs career.
The 36-year-old South African will continue to be available for selection in ODIs and T20I cricket. With 439 wickets in 93 Tests, the Proteas fast bowler is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the longest format. He surpassed the great Shaun Pollock earlier this year. He finished with 26 five-wicket and 5 ten-wicket hauls with a career-best of 7/51.
The pacer has called the format the best version of the game when he announced his retirement.
In my opinion Test cricket is the best version of this game. It tests you mentally, physically, emotionally. It’s terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what’s more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all. So I will be focusing on ODIs and T20s for the rest of my career to maximize my full potential and ensure my longevity in this sport.
Brendon McCullum Bids Farewell
Former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum has also decided to hang up the boots and he will no longer play any format of the game. Earlier, the Kiwi great had announced retirement from international cricket in 2016, however, he continued to play franchise-based T20 leagues across the globe.
It is with great pride and satisfaction that I am today announcing my retirement from all cricket.
McCullum was slated to play Euro T20 Slam later this year, however, he won’t be playing the first European league after announcing his retirement.